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-- about perceptions about the nra. and relatively little information -- no information about americans attitudes and support for specific policy proposals. and i think in this really fast- paced environment of policy deliberation over this issue, it is critical to understand how the public thinks about proposals to strengthen gun laws. we live in a democracy and we should care about what the public thinks and we should bring the best research methods available to bear on identifying how the level of support and the population overall but also to understand how support may vary across importance of groups across our society. this is what we did. we designed a survey data collection and demint to determine support for 33 policies among americans over all by gun ownership and stratified by political party identification. and we looked at gun ownership -- most was done as of the typical 1000 person poll. it is hard to get precise estimates using the approach for smaller subgroups within the public opinion poll. in our survey we substantially over sampled gun owners and non- gun owners livi
, the nra, and the obama administration when it comes to finding ways to reduce gun violence? >> what we think works, and we support what works. i've talked about the eagle child safety program which would put more money into than anybody in the country. we support enforcing the federal gun laws on the books were under% of the time against drug -- 100% of the time against a drug dealers, gangs with guns, felons with guns, and that works. you've got states like california where they send more inmates back to the streets and have to put more back in jail for new crimes guns -- committed against their citizens than any other state in the nation. new york state, too. the collapse of the fiscal situation in those states has also collapsed the criminal justice system in those states. the nra has always supported what works. we have 11,000 police instructors and we represent honest people all over this country. there are 25,000 violent crimes per week in this country. the innocent are being preyed upon. the statistics are numbing and 911 calls are horrible. victims all over the country want to
the voice of the american public. our message would be to every american out there, gun owners, nra members, mothers, fathers, human beings first. we invite you to join those of us like the brady campaign who are committed to making your voice is heard in washington, d.c. the only place where this issue is a heated partisan political debate is in the halls of congress. there is an extraordinary disconnect between what the american public wants, including gun owners and n.r.a. members, and what our elected officials are doing about it. it is up to us to close that disconnect. we invite you to join us to make your voice is heard. without that, we are not going to get the change that the task force and the president and vice president were talking about today. they have done their job. they have shown a export their leadership, convening a conversation that led to a consensus and they said the solutions that will not only prevent tragedies like sandy hook but prevent the 10,000 murders that happened every year in our country, the 30,000 gun deaths that happen every year. now it is up to us to
husband, mark kelly, an nra ceo wayne lapierre also testified. this hearing is just under four hours. [no audio] >> we have more than 200 people here today and hundreds more watching on our committee web cast. i expect everybody in this room to be respectful of the senators and the witnesses speaking about this very serious subject. i do not want applause for or against any position. the capitol police have been notified to remove any audience interference in an effort to have orderly conduct for that. that is a warning i give the many hearings. we will hear a lot of perspective on gun violence. i will give opening statements. but we have a former member of congress here, gaby giffords who will give a brief message and believed and captain kelly, thank you for your help in bringing your wife here. ms. giffords - >> ok. thank you for inviting me here today. this is an important conversation for our children, for our communities, for democrats and republicans. speaking is difficult but i need to say something important. violence is a big problem. too many children are dying too many childre
and disgusting that the n.r.a. would place an ad on television attacking president obama's daughters. [applause] even in this, at times outrageous business of politics which we're all engaged, we must have the sense to not attack the families and children of those of us engaged in public service. the nra has struck an incredibly new low in public discourse and that ad should be removed immediately. it has -- [applause] that ad has no place in the legitimate dialogue that must take place in order to make this country safer for all of us, especially our children. thank you madame leader. >> thank you mayor for your powerful testimony. miss nottingham your son, personified what so many people choose to do, we're happy that you are here to share your thoughts with us. welcome. >> thank you for having me. it's fitting that we're holding this meeting near the gabe zimmerman room. gabe was my son and he worked with your colleague, congresswoman gabby giffords. a man armed with high-capacity magazines and a semi automatic weapon shot the congresswoman then turned on the people who ran to see her. he mu
i would like to principally focus on, being from virginia, invariably the nra says philadelphia and d.c. and other major cities have the tougher gun laws but look at all the gun crime. virginia is one of the major problems. what happens, even though the governor passed a law limiting handgun to one gun a month, they then reversed it. now, people will go in, and whether it is a gun show or whatever, they will buy cases of guns, transport them up 95, and find a convenient urban street quarter, open up the truck, and sell the guns. i would like the mayor to address that phenomenon and why it's a man's federal legislation. -- why it demands federal legislation. thank you. >> one minute, then i will ask the mayor to answer the question first because he will have to leave. >> thank you. thank you for your presence here and your testimony. i represent flint michigan. over the last few years, one in every 540 residents have been slain. an amazing statistic. i talked to our prosecutor today. his concern is that the guns he sees in the streets are held by teenagers, and not a single one o
's organizations, hunters, gun owners, the nra. representatives of the video game and movie industries, educators, retailers, and public health officials. and as i said, i spoke to many of you in this room as well, along with the governors and the county executives. no group was more consequential and instrumental in shaping of the document we put together that all of you in this room. those conversations, after literally hundreds of hours of work and research done by experts at the justice department and department of homeland security and elsewhere, after hearing just about every idea that had been written up only to gather dust on the shelf of some agency in government, a set of principles emerge that there was not universal agreement on, but overwhelming consensus on. they were the foundation of the recommendations. if you will permit me another 10-12 minutes, i want to lay out to you what they are from the perspective of the president the first foundational principles is there is a second amendment. -- from the perspective of the president and me. it comes with the right of law- abiding resp
>> this morning, panel will look at gun violence. wayne lapierre of the nra and the husband of the former arizona congresswoman gabrielle giffords, mark kelly, will testify. that will be at 10:00. on c-span 2, republican senator john mccain and democratic senator chuck schumer and will talk with mike allen about by party efforts to change the nation's immigration laws. on c-span 3, a discussion on automobile fuel efficiency live from the national journal at 8:30 eastern. in 45 minutes, former commerce secretary will discuss emigration policy. he is co-founder of republicans for immigration reform. the an author and new york times columnist paul krugman will talk about the economy and later,
with too. later, i need with industry representatives, as well as the nra, and the executive director of defense, the head by a 3 -- the small arms advisory council, etc.. the point i am trying to make to you is, we realize this requires all the stakeholders to give us the best ideas as to how we deal with what i said at the outset is a complicated problem. there is no single answer. to go back, i know a lot of you have been dealing with this issue since my times as chairman of the judicial committee of the way back and in the 1970's. if you look at the tragic events that have attracted some much attention, it is hard to pinpoint what you could have done to be sure it did not happen. but there are also things we know. we know there are certain actions we take back that have diminished the extent of gun violence that otherwise would be occurring in the united states. and so, the kinds of things -- there is an emerging set of recommendations. not coming from me, but coming from groups we have met with. and i am going to focus on the ones that relate primarily to gun and ownership and th
the nra and relatively little information in the early weeks, no information about american attitudes and support for specific policy proposals, and i think in this fast-paced environment of policy deliberations over this issue, it is critical to understand how the public thinks about specific proposals to strengthen gun laws. we live in a democracy. we should care about what our public things, and we should bring the best research methods to bear on identifying the level of support in the public overall but also to understand how support may vary across some groups in our society, so this is what we did. we designed a data collection instrument to determine support for 33 policies among americans overall by gun ownership and stratified by political party identification, and to get gun ownership, most of the survey were is your typical thousand person poll, and it is hard to give precise estimates using an approach for smaller subgroups within opinion polls, so we over sampled gun owners and non gun owners living in households with guns. we have basically the find the survey. we apolo
advocating stricter gun laws. the vice president will meet tomorrow with the nra and other gun rights groups. hear the remarks of the start of today's meeting. >> on behalf of the attorney general and the president, i thank you for taking the time today. this is important work. we have a lot of work to be done. i know several of you around the table have lost loved ones or have been the victims of gun violence yourself. something almost four weeks now since the tragedy in newtown, connecticut. i have been doing this ceylon tragicnd tha of all the events we have endured, i do not think anything has touched the heart of the american people so profoundly as seeing those young children not only been shot but riddled with bullets. every once in a while there is something that will awaken the conscience of the country. that tragic event did it in a way like nothing i have seen in my career. so we are here today to deal with something that requires immediate action, urgent action. the president and i are determined to take action. this is not an exercise in a photo opportunity or just getting to re
sense in the real world. we have 80,000 police families in the nra. and we care about police safety. we want what works. >> i'm trying to be fair to everybody here. certainly, you have more chances to speak. >> that is the point. the criminals will not go to purchase the guns because there'll be a background check. it will stop them from original purchase. you missed that point completely. it is basic. [applause] >> there will be order. [gavel] there will be order in the committee room. >> i'm going to give you a chance. but let me say at the outset, captain kelly, thank you. thank you for bringing that wonderful, brave wife of yours today to remind us what victims suffer from buy and -- from gun violence. what a heroic figure she is and what a pillar you are to stand by her during her rehabilitation. we are so proud of her and of view. and i say with some regret, there should have been a hearing just like this right after your wife, one of our own, a member of congress was shot point-blank in the face at a town meeting in tucson, arizona. i am sorry it has taken two years to convene th
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